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Rua de S. Nicolau, 9, Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #109 of 865 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We were walking away from the tourist spots in Porto and happened upon this small restaurant in an alley way. We overheard a waitress trying to speak English to a couple so this peaked my interest. The posted menu was next to a Tripadvisor sign so we decided to stay. As someone who's first language is Portuguese I started speaking... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Our hotel recommended this wonderful small restaurant, doesn't seat very many so reservations are strongly suggested. As with most Portuguese restaurants this started with olives and great breads. We had some small aps and then tried the rabbit and the kid. Both were outstanding and came with more than enough side dishes, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, a rice dish and... More

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Magnac-Laval, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

keep it simple and you wont go wrong. get there early as it soon gets full with locals as it is a small restaurant.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

...is what A Grade felt like. The food was simple and REAL...hot and fresh and with only about 10 tables, an intimate experience of portuguese "jantar" (dinner.)

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İstanbul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If yes then A Grade is what you should be looking for! Its small but really small like 4 tables inside maybe 3-4 tables outside. Its on the Ribeira area which is a center of attraction area very touristy but a few steps up a tiny alley so not easy to spot at first glance. In fact its hidden right... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Good food, tiny and tradicional restaurant ! Very nice and friendly staff & owning family !!! Try it when you around !

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Gatineau, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I read about this restaurant in Rick Steeve's Portugal. We had a wonderful lunch starting with the coperta of octopus salad and croquettes of cod, then we had a seafood salad which consisted of steamed clams, mussels, octopus and scampis on a bed of lettuce tomatoes and shredded carrots. It was great. We then shared the baked octopus. so tender... More

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HOUSTON, TEXAS
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212 reviews 212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice little spot very near the river with excellent food and friendly service. Very busy so better get reservations or a long wait. Prices about right. Good local wine selection. Everything fresh from the morning market each day.

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Toronto
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place is hidden in a narrow lane way and is hard to find. But the seafood was great and so is the vegetable soup.My wife had the seafood rice and I had the grilled octopuss with boiled potato and green beans. For desert we had lime pie. It was great. All in all, it was a great meal and... More

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Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

And I think it was made by Mama! Delicious, reasonable Portuguese food. Fresh fish, friendly service. Wonderful!

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